Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab - An Android tablet done right

Samsung Galaxy Tab improves on the Galaxy S’s proven formula for success with a perfectly-sized screen, media distribution stores that aren’t anything to scoff at, and uncompromised hardware. It features a 7-inch display, the 1Ghz Hummingbird chip from the Galaxy S, 3G cellular connectivity (with microphone), WiFi (B/G/N), GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera (with LED flash) and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 2.2 Froyo, gyroscope, digital compass, accelerometer, light sensor, and a 4000 mAh battery. The Tab will be available with either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage.

Twitter / Andy Rubin: the definition of open: "m ...

Twitter / Andy Rubin: the definition of "Android" open:

'mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git:// ; repo sync ; make'

- Andy Rubin (creator of Android)
in response to Steve Jobs' comments yesterday about the openness of Android

That means that complete source code is available, and "anybody" can compile it.
But what is the benefit for ordinary user who wants a reliable tool?
I think it is the price...
Apple Launches New MacBook Air, Lion OS X, Mac App Store, iLife 11 | Fast Company

Great design, logical expanding of App Store to desktop...

Microsoft has missed the opportunity to introduce a Desktop App Store first...
My guess they are just waiting for Apple to "prove the concept".

Same simple, predictable formula for developers: for 30% Apple
takes care about sales, distribution, security, updates...
Microsoft has implemented exact same model on Windows Phone 7.